The Aterno originates from the alluvial basin of Montereale at about 800 m. It comes from the outflows of the massif which culminates in Mount Civitella on which the watershed dividing the Aterno basin from the Vomano one is located. The spring area consists of a large number of pools, rivulets and streams: that is why it is difficult to locate. Going further downstream we find the water mills. Of the many existing in the valley, however, only two of them work, thanks to the current of the river near Pizzoli.
Of karst and alluvial origin, the plateau is located south of the mighty and complex chain of Monte Greco (2283 m.), which encloses and separates it at intervals. Its vastness and high altitude make it inique. Together with the 5 Miglia, Prato, Quarto Grande and other plateaus, it forms the "most significant mountainous system in the Apennine region".
The San Giovanni waterfalls are located on the slope of the Majella National Park, not far from Guardiagrele, one of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia-Most beautiful villages in Italy”.
The Grotta dell'Eremita - Hermit's Cave - is located in the municipality of Farindola on a steep slope above Valle d'Angri, under the Valichetto dei Paponi from where the path to reach it starts.
It is located at an altitude of about 1300 metres above sea level, made up of limestone rocks from which small stalactites and a few whitish stalagmites protrude. A very suggestive place, despite its depth of about 20 meters.
The Campo Imperatore plain enshrines small bodies of natural water of karst and glacial origin. Some of them are perennial, others instead have a rather limited life, connected to the melting period of the snowpack. Among these lakes, perhaps the most famous - doubtless the most photographed one - is Lake Pietranzoni, an example of the marvels of Abruzzo in the heart of the region itself. A kind of “Gran Sasso mirror”: that’s what the fantastic Lake looks like, at about 1,660 meters above sea level, thanks to its peculiarities.
Where is: San Salvo, in province of Chieti, is the last town of Abruzzo coast and it is located at the border line with Molise region, towards the mouth of the Trigno river. It enjoys a location in 106 meters above sea level, about 5 km from the coast.
Where is: it is a municipality of the Teramo coast, it stretches north of Vomano river estuary. It can be reached through the Highway A14 exit Roseto degli Abruzzi. Its municipality area comes complete with the ancient hilly village of Montepagano from which you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from the Adriatic Sea to the Gran Sasso d’Italia.
Where is: Alba Adriatica stands on the Adriatic coast, in province of Teramo, just a few kilometers from the border with Marche region. It can be reached by the highway A14, in close proximity of the exit Val Vibrata.
Crossed by the river of the same name, Pescara is a modern city bordering the Adriatic Sea. It arises from the union (in 1927) of two towns (Castellammare Adriatico and Pescara), formerly located on the opposite banks of a river.
A dynamic and contemporary city, Pescara is the reference point for commerce and services in Abruzzo. Moreover, its broad and equipped coast has numerous bathing establishments and restaurants by the sea and a long cycle path. But Pescara is very popular, not only during the summer season.
A city rich in history. The remains of the ancient walls, the doors and the villages, the churches and the palaces, the wide and luminous squares, the alleys and the streets still tell it. A noble city, strong and proud, it has experienced periods of splendor and crossed moments of great difficulty, always managing to rise again. Center of art and culture, plays an important role in the region. At the center of the Valle Peligna, crossed over the centuries by transhumant shepherds and warrior peoples, friars hermits and merchants, it is also known for being the birthplace in 43 BC to Publio